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, the unemployment, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to chi
. .. welcome to our tobler 1981. reagan's job approval rating was 57%. obama, 55%. in 1981 the democrats swept the virginia race is that were at stake, including the governorship to which democrats said hallelujah, all is not lost. in 1981, the new jersey governor's race was the closest in history. and tom kane, the republican pete jim by 1800 votes. history is repeating itself. no it's not. the reagan era, which was in full swing in 1981, to be best characterized as being un- yong, i'm poor, and i'm black. that was the real majority. to put it another way, white come a middle-class, middle-age, married, mom, dad, kids. reagan grasped that vision very well. and that vision was not just something that he grasped, but a whisper trade over and over again in the popular culture. whether it was leave it to beaver in the 1960's or the cosby show in the 19 80's. democrats didn't do well when that's a real majority was on young, on poor amah and i'm black. how badly? we know the record. but just bear with me on to statistics. democrats won 50% of the vote. only twice since 1970 and that was jimmy cart
the people who are left out of the obama revolution. the job a plumber -- joe the plubmer's of the worlds. people without elite scholarships and agrees. host: we are talking with matthew continetti on his new book, "the persecution of sarah palin," in which you talk about some of these rumors and lies. who were the biggest offenders? oguest: there were quite a few. "the new york times brandy issue of the alaskan independence party on its front pages. if you go to the museum -- newseum and look at the front pages of the nation's newspapers in 2008, it was filled with the pregnancy of her eldest daughter. this does not strike me as front-page news, certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of the fact that it has on the family, the girl, or that it has on the child as he grows older. host: what about the web? guest: [laughter] the blogosphere is pretty vitriolic. the maternity of three youngest son was kicked around on many leftist web sites. it was referred to by many established newspapers. all of these things kind of come to fruition, and we have to be skeptical of
this book because you are a republican and are outraged with barack obama i am not sure this is for you. if you're buying this book because your democrat and you want an explanation for 2008 i am not sure this is for you. if you are an american first regardless of politics and trying to understand what americans really think, what they really believe and what they really want, then this is for you. it goes into our daily lives. i will show you some of this right now. it does have a chapter on government. it has a chapter on religion because it is important in people's lives. was anyone before -- anyone between the ages of 18, and 29 in this room? your life is so screwed. can i suggest 7 heavy sedation? how many of you are of requirement -- retirement age? there is no such thing as retirement any more. the saddest thing for me is when i see focus groups with people who had saved enough that they thought they could retire. then they watch the stock market in the last year collapse and they now have to go back to work. they will never get the same job, they will never have the same opportu
is representing the people who are kind of left out of the obama revolution. joe plummer of the world, tito the builders. these are people that do not have graduate degrees in semiotics from elite western, eastern universities. >> host: we will but the phone numbers on the bottom of the screen for our guest, matthew continetti, who has written his book on sarah palin, "the persecution of sarah palin." we are talking more specifically that the media, the subtitle is how the elite media tried to bring down a rising star. so you talk about these rumors and lies and gave examples. who were the biggest offenders in your view? >> guest: there were quite a few. i think in the case of "the new york times" actually ran the alaskan independence party and if on the front pages. all of the main newspapers, if you go to the museum website and see the cover stories for december 2nd, 2008 of the pages, the front page were filled with news of sarah palin's oldest daughter's pregnancy. this to me does not strike me as a front page news or certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of th
most emphatically include 2008. running against john mccain, barack obama captured 78 percent of the jewish vote, which was come and get a load of these numbers, which was 25 points higher than the 53% he scored with electorate as a whole, 35 points higher than the pro-obama whitecoat in general, even if 11 points higher than his hispanic vote, broken down the religion, the jewish vote for obama was 33 points higher than the protestant vote for him, and 24 points higher than the catholic vote he got. only with blacks who gave him 95 percent of their votes did obama do better than he did with the jews. and so it continues to go with the liberal agenda. on the old economic and political issues like government spending, benefits for the poor and organized labor, as well as on the newer issues that form the battlefield of the culture war, abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, assisted suicide, gun control and so on, the polls consistently showed huge gaps in support, huge gaps between jews and all other americans, including conservative americans. which brings me finally -- excus
obama, i'm not sure this is for you. if you are a democrat and you want an explanation and want this for 2008. if you are an american and what to know what americans really think, believe, and want. then this is for you. it goes into our daily lives. i'm going to show you some of this right now. it does have a chart on government. it has a chapter on unemployment. it has chapter on religion. because it's important. is anyone between the 18 and 29 in this room. a few. your life is so screwed. can i suggest heavy sedation? how much are retirement age? there is no such thing as retirement anymore. you know, the saddest thing is when i go focus groups with people who have saved enough that they thought that they could retire. and then they watched the stock market in the last year collapse. and they now have to think about going back to work. they'll never get the same job, they'll never have the same opportunities, and they are going to struggle. there are a lot of americans who are struggle right now. they have a combination. or we can talk about what builds us without being angry
before, and can help move the toward agreement between the parties. as president obama has said many times, we believe that a two-state solution to the conflict is the best way to realize the shared goal of israelis and palestinians to live in peace and security. it is also in the interest of the united states. it is urgently needed. the president knows that achieving this goal will be difficult, but he also has said that he will not weaver and his persistent pursuit of comprehensive peace in the middle east. for that reason, he has dedicated himself and his administration to the resumption of israeli-palestinian negotiations and to the creation of an atmosphere that maximizes the prospects for success. to be clear, the steps we have suggested to all parties -- israel, the palestinians, and the arab states -- to improve the atmosphere for negotiations are not ends to themselves, and they certainly are not preconditions to negotiations. but they can make a valuable contribution toward achieving our goal of successful negotiations that result in a two-state solution. that's why we've u
: is there a difference, cecilia kang and how the bush justice department is tribune is as opposed to the obama likes >> guest: it was the obama ticket up in the first place. >> host: the bush? >> guest: the obama ticket up in the first place. though i'm sure during the bush administration never watching it and are often times i have on the staff level where they're looking at different issues. but as far as us knowing before law review that happened during the administration. i would say general the way that, this is not a direct answer to your question, but the way that the obama administration is approaching antitrust appears to be different. they appear to be very interested in issues that revolve around technology, the technology industry, both at the justice department and the federal trade commission. and that's a tricky thing. i read a story in the paper on sunday how some interest in the high-tech sector has engaged washington and the valley more than it ever has been. but again at the delicate balance. google will tell you and other companies, too, that you don't want to be overburdened som
and bank of america were in danger of collapse. has the obama administration done a better job based on what you've observed? how would you rate the secretary of the treasury geithner's handling of the program so far? >> i think our criticism of the prior administration, in particular then-secretary paulson was being less than transparent. in saying that the banks were healthy when he had his own private concerns about individual banks -- in coming out and saying that they were healthy was a lack of transparency. it also created unrealistic expectations. it created the expectation that the financial institutions would return to lending. which we see is not happened. and that was our criticism there. and i think in many ways our criticisms about transparency continue. secretary geithner have done some good things and they adopted our recommendations of posting all the contracts and agreements involving the t.a.r.p. up on the web with the stress tests and releasing information was positive. but in other areas they've been deficient and i think in particular in requiring t.a.r.p. recipi
country around. we are becoming a socialist country right now with obama and i am totally against that. and i think sarah would be the best person to come through and come up and i think she will turn our country around. >> now when your saber become a socialist country, what do you mean like that? >> obama, obama. >> but specifically, why? >> i just don't like his ideas, i do not like what he does. and i think it's horrendous. >> i think it's a mindset, to. in regards to socialism is that people the government does for the citizen and we have to give back to the values we do and we make our own lives and our own futures, not because of what government is giving us. so it is a simple socialism is a simple term. it's not something that is intricate in regards to the policies he's making. it's a mindset that he's instilling in so many people in the population. so that's what socialism is. [inaudible conversations] >> and i want to be able to create some feelings of support for sarah palin. i think she is a great leader and i have to say, in all due respect, you guys who have been running
decisions but was supported. barack obama, the president, wrote an essay in the book that was sort of honoring sol. so there are a lot of people have -- >> president obama also worked as an attorney for acorn, or isn't that true? >> he gives. >> said people say he did not. do you know if he did or didn't work for acorn? >> was he a paid staff lawyer for acorn, no. but were the case that acorn was involved in that they would refer to obama, yes there were. i actually talk about a case that is related to the financial crisis in the book. it evolved in 1994 days in chicago where they were three individuals african-americans who claimed they were being racially discriminated against by citibank. because they were denied mortgages and home loans. in their complaint, they admit that they have bad credit. but the argument made by the attorneys is this the still racial discrimination. and they represented a violation not only of the fair credit act but also the 13th amendment of the constitution which the amendment that abolished slavery. what's interesting is citibank, barack obama was on
and the clinton and a second bush and ann obama. how does this happen? >> guest: first of all there has not been a change in any of the regulations that come on to the financial world between any of those to administration changes. we hope there will be. >> host: let me back that up. this raises a very interesting point. not a democrat or republican. what you are essentially saying, are these kind of key financial issues of how we do with wall street into is head of the fed? >> guest: it seems like one of the least partisan things in washington because if you look at just the two regulations that were passed, the continuation of fed chairman under the changes of republican to democrat both times there is not a tremendous amount of difference. in fact there is more financial deregulation done under clinton than there was under the first. >> host: and the secretary of the treasury. >> guest: yes, who happens to also be a cozy zero of goldman sachs which is this whole whole, the revolving door from wall street and ultimately into the presidency. whether or not there is a democrat or republican sout
washington, d.c., now president obama vowed not only to reform health care, but to do it in a new way. he said i will have all of the negotiations around a big table, televised on c-span so people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents an who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. americans wanted to believe this would be true. republicans offered to work with the majority on our ideas, but that was rejected. and so what has happened? business as usual. let me read from a report this past weekend about business as usual. the associated press has moved a story saying that health care lobbyists and other interests have made $57 -- 575 visits to the white house between january and august. the report is based on records released by the white house on wednesday. the timing of the release smells of a classic washington tactic. dumping bad news on the gettaway date before a long weekend. clearly the white house, who has prized itself on being the most transparent administration in the history of the world, hopes that this nugget
president obama gave his first interview, you remember this interview he gave to el baradei after he was sworn into president. one of the things he said was, we need to put aside preconceptions and assumptions. he wasn't talking about iran specifically. he was talking more about arab-israeli yesteryears. this certainly applied to iran. because if you go into an encounter with iran, assuming that day, the other side, are simply too stubborn, to her rational, and too unreasonable, then i would say you will fail and you will feel for certain. now, it's interesting to me that you could ask the question, i ask myself when president obama said this in january, was he aware of -- did he know about the poetry? he might because to months later when he addressed the iranian people on the occasion of their new year, she quoted him, a different poem, a different verse, but there it was. so, let me end this way. and you are getting out of this 30 year impasse, getting out of what i call 30 years of utility country and futility is going to take a paradox, some type of mental paradox. we have to th
with obama. i am totally against at and i think it sarah would be the best person to come through and come up and i think she will help turn our country around. >> when you say we becoming socialist? >> obama. obama's. >> why? specifically? >> i do not like his idea is or what he does and i think it is horrendous. >> it is also a mind set regards to socialism that the government does for the citizens and we have to get back to the values of what we do and we make our own lives and our own future, not because of what government to gives us. it is a simple term but it is not something that is in to get in regard to the policies but it is a mind-set that he and stills in the so many people in the population. that is was socialism is. >> and i want to be able to create some feelings of support for sarah palin. she is a great leader and i have to see with all due respect, you guys who are running our country for so long, you cannot seem to get it right. we need a leader in the female gender to get the world turned around. we need to be on the committee and run the committee and a sorry, but you gu
and a book honoring him. >> president obama worked as said an attorney for acorn? did he or did he not? >> guest: was he a paid staff lawyer for acorn? no. where their cases that a:was involved in that they would refer to obama's? yes. roi talk about a case related to the financial crisis and the book in chicago where there were three individuals who claim they were being racially discriminated against by city big because they were denied mortgages. in their complaint they admit they have bad credit but the argument made business was still racial discrimination and represented a violation not only of the fair credit act but the 13th amendment which is that abolished slavery. what is interesting is citibank and barack obama was one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs and they did but another bank did. they did not want the publicity or high legal bills with acorn. with three individuals barack obama and others to seven after congress passed well lot? community reinvestment act? >> guest: yes. 1994. so citibank saddles and each plaintiff gets $20,000. they were three individuals
they leave behind for all of the future president. and that is going to be the biggest result of barack obama's presidency. for better or worse. whether he leaves all of those powers there or doesn't. or whether the congress leaves all of those powers there or doesn't. that is going to be the legacy of these years, for better or worse. who knows what article one of our constitution is about? shouted out if you know, just one word. thank you very much. it takes the children, the young people to tell us. i spoke at a university last night and not a single college student could tell me. someone thought it was free speech. article one takes up 60 percent of our constitution. it is about the congress. it is the first branch of our government that it is getting a long laundry list of every single power hour founders could imagine. they gave it to congress. powers have been taken from the congress from the course, from the states state, from the people. and some are now being abused less than they were in the past eight years. summer being abused more. every single one is being left in place, if not
a first bush clinton and a second bush and obama? >> guest: first of all, there has not been a change in the new regulations that come on to the financial world between any of the to administration changes. >> host: i will back up. raising an interesting point*, not a democratic republic in body essentially would you are saying the differences everyday, the key financial issues how we do with wall street and who is head of the fed. >> it seems like one of the least partisan things in washington because if you look at the sheer regulations that are passed the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat both times, there is not a tremendous amount of difference. there is more financial deregulation done under clinton. >> host: and secretary of treasury? >> guest: who also was associated with goldman sachs. this has to do with wall street and it comes from the presidency webber not there is a democratic republic 10. >> host: paulson was also there it. >> guest: he was there and ahead of goldman sachs jimmy cayne treasury secretary in the republican unde
. .. >> what would vanderbilt say to obama right now about what is going on with our financial system of our economy? what would his advice be? >> he would wonder, first of all, how a black man became president. that would astound him. that is a difficult question. should we make this the last questions? this is the sort of question that historians hate. frankly anyone of you could get up and make a pronouncement on this. it is utterly unthinkable. what i would say on this, there are too counterbalancing sides to him. he believes in laissez-faire, which is a radical philosophy in his youth but neatly citizen. he didn't believe in the government getting involved in the economy. as he once put it when they were trying to pass a law in new york state to regulate the railroads, he saw it in terms of private interest being the key to it will economy. if you can pass a law that makes effectively that's fine, but i don't think you can. he thought society works by everybody's pursuing their own interest. on the other hand he grasps the economy. the federal government took on unprecedented involvemen
engagement, in schools, i love seeing the children say, if barack obama can do it, i can do it, too. i love that. and this is the time to plumb the depths of that. i feel a lot of apprehension in this room, i feel a lot of somewhat angst in this room but i want to feel some joy in this room, we are african people in the united states at the right time. [applause]. >> okay, we're going to now take as many questions as we can take. we have 10 minutes left and we'll ask our panelists to respond at the end, we'll try and see if we can at least get three or questions in. >> reverend benson from arlington, virginia a minister member of the national council of the present teary here in -- pez terry in factor detective. as we try to right the wrongs of the inequities we see, i would like to ask all of us assembled here and members over congress that we be cautioned as we move forward to promote the efforts for advocacy for our people and people of color, we do so on a position that supports our president, and his administration, as opposed to being on the opposite end. saying that... drawing on the
and a second bush and ann obama. how does this happen? >> first of all there hasn't been a change in the regulations that come on to the financial world between any of those to the administration changes. we hope there would be. texted me back that one up. not a democrat or republican. but what you are essentially saying collodi's kind of key financial issues and how we do with wall street, it's not safe to be a heck of a lot different. >> this seems like one of the least partisan things in washington. if you look at just the two regulations that were passed, the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat bill * there isn't a tremendous amount of difference. in fact there is more financial deregulation done under clinton than there was under the first. >> and the secretary of the treasury. >> the secretary of the treasury to happened also to be affiliated with goldman sachs. this revolving door from wall street and goldman sachs into the presidency. whether or not there is a democrat or republican president. >> when i was there. yes. he was head
will provide a clear fond of how the tax payer funds were expended. and i feel that the obama administration understands that and indeed senator obama as a senator was responsible for passing legislation that created usa spending dak of which shows you where the taxpayer dollars go and you can check it out. there's also a new one for the stimulus package. because much of that as contracts, too we contract that. there's lots more work that needs to be done. and i think that the obama administration sees this clearly because one of the first things the president did march 4, 21 negative issued a presidential memorandum that called for a government-wide review of contract in. our practices across the agencies. there was an interim report in july and the final report is due any day now and that is what some of the hearings in the senate tomorrow are about. so we will hopefully be hearing more from the white house on how to move forward on this issue but i would just point out to you hear that some light always challenges the powers that be. so this will be a long struggle but i think that's wher
economies that have fewer resources to improve air quality. for all of these reasons, president obama and i understand that we cannot wait any longer to act. president obama has made it clear that he's committed to passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation that will create millions of new jobs and secure clean energy sources that are made in america and work for america. but in the meantime, we're looking for ways that we can start reducing this threat right now. last friday i saw some of you at a white house stakeholder briefing i hosted with lisa jackson, the administrator of our environmental protection agency. at that briefing we talked about many of the steps my department is taking in this area from funding research on the health costs of greenhouse gas emissions to investing in communities to help them respond to climate-related disease to slashing greenhouse gas emissions in our own buildings. this is not an afterthought from my department. this is a key part of our broader public health strategy. more and more we understand that health is not something that happens just
'll be on sale downstairs after the event. the book was published by usip in 2009 clearly anticipating the obama administration's desire to break with policy and engage iran. those efforts, of course, have been complicated by the current political situation which few anticipated. as undersecretary william burns said at mei's recent annual conference on november 10th, he said, we have before us a historic opportunity -- this is relating to iran -- but it will not last forever. it's time for iran to decide whether it wants to dwell on familiar suspicions and imaginary external enemies or make a positive choice about the role that it seeks to play in the world. you can find his speech about iran on our web site, by the way. this is a very fortuitous occasion for us because we had originally invited mr. limbert to come speak in october, and there was a scheduling conflict, and we rescheduled for today and, of course, in the meantime the administration had the foresight to appoint him deputy assistant secretary of state for iran. [laughter] which seems to be a position that was created for him becaus
house now. this is the east room. president obama will welcome manmohan sing which today will feature a meeting in the oval office with the president welcoming the indian prime minister and his wife. we expect joint comments from them shortly. here in the east room of the white house. president obama today also has meetings with nancy pelosi, the speaker of the house in the afternoon, in between with meetings with senior advisors and others. live coverage here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations]7tww [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. accompanied by his excellency, the prime minister of the republic of india. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the republic of india followed by the national anthem of the united states of america. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> prime minister singh, members of the indian delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the
you have sarah palin and michele obama and hillary clinton. we talked about hillary clinton. do you want to talk about the other two players? >> everyone wants to talk about sarah palin. she is a new polarizing force. people doubt she has viability as a 2012 candidate but ask about that a lot. what does that mean? has she filled a void in republican leadership? she is able to carry a lot of weight on issues like death paddles and the health-care debate and a tremendous amount of money. she also endorses candidates to her benefit. it leads to a surge in support. she wields a tremendous amount of power. she is not appealing to moderates or independents. in terms of her political future is hard to say. she has a lot of challenges. michele obama is stretching the boundaries of being a first lady. she is a modern woman, very adept at being a mother as well as being a first lady, champion causees and she will improve in the role of women overall in terms of her professional nature. she was a working mom before she came to the white house. a different experience. i look forward to seeing w
is presenting steven spielberg with the award. also part of a panel of the obama presidency. and from the jfk library, nick berns on terrorism and nuclear weapons. at five, hip hop artist and actor ludicrous on the youth. and later howard dean on the economy and capitalism. the national football league announced recently that it would require teams to seek independent neurologist when evaluateing concussion injuries. the announcement came after roger goodell appeared earlier. when it came to conflict of interest issues. join us tonight for this part of that hearing. that starts at 9:15 on our companion network. >> the main topic is health care. the senate debate on their bill is set to begin next monday tolling an hour of general speaking. amendments will be considered throughout the debait. -- debate. of course many interest groups either opposing health care legislation. here's a look at a couple of them. >> a year from now, i'll break my leg, and my parents will have to sell our house, because we couldn't afford health care. >> three months from now, i'll never need. and the parents will g
, back in january when president obama av his first interview we remember this interview that he gave five or six days after he was sworn in as president, and he -- one of the things he said was we need to put aside preconceptions and assumptions. he wasn't talking about iran specifically. he was talking i think more about arab-israeli issues, but this certainly would apply to iran. because if you go into an encounter with iran assuming that day, the other side are simply too stubborn, to be irrational and unreasonable, then i would say you will fail and you will fail for surgeon. now, interesting to me, you could ask the question, i ask myself when president obama said this in january was he aware -- did he know about the poetry? he might because two months later when he addressed the iranian people on the occasion of their new year he quoted him, a different poem, a different first, but there it was. so, let me and it this way. you are getting out of this 30 year in pass, what i call for 30 years of futility it's going to take a paradox, a kind of mental paradox. we have to think to
at the helm. >> and look who it is. president barack obama and family supporting coach craig robinson, his oregon state beavers were in town visiting george washington. the colonials off to a slow start. this one josh puts the beavers up 10-0. gw finally answers back as they get the first basket. once again the beavers heat up. roland shapner hits the three. oregon state with a 15 point lead. michelle obama she's there. she likes what she sees as she cheers her brother's team. the colonials try to rally as the three from the corner. he had a game high 15 points. but obama and coach robinson, they celebrate the victory as oregon state takes this one 64- 57. >>> tiger woods does not like people prying into his personal life. in fact the name of his monster yacht is privacy. but now everyone is waiting for an explanation after woods crashed his suv into a tree on friday morning. tiger and his wife were unavailable to meet with the florida highway patrol this afternoon. they will try again tomorrow, and release tapes of the 911 call that was made as well. >>> all right. when we come back we'
months ago the north koreans for change were poorly behaved and president obama maties each that there will be dire consequences for the north korean violation of our agreements. there will be economic heightened economic sanctions against north korea. and my students understood, this is just like saying blah blah law. we don't trade with north korea. what will we sanction them with economically when we don't do business with them? on the other hand, sometimes when a president says there'll be dire consequences, as when president obama has to attend sanctions against iran for its nuclear program, which i will come back to. that can have real effects. that's a costly signal. not just because it costs uranian something, if we cut back bank transactions and other activities that the iranians do. because they cost some of our friends money because they do business with iran. and if they abide in the sanctions that we threaten, that's costly to them, which means they will be a little annoyed. and so the president is taking a political risk. and because it is costly, we can take t
barack obama has got in the white house and the notion of slick obama is not there. but he says right up front the gun lobby is too dangerous to take on. here is clinton doing the brady bill, the assault weapon ban and right through his taking on gun lobby, tobacco industry. and get the mantra that he doesn't believe in anything and he only seeks out the positive through polls. somehow that got established i don't know. >> host: clinton wanted to do this for history's sake, but a lot of people had misgivings. the lawyers didn't think it was a good idea. the staff didn't think it was a good idea. why did the first lady think it was not a good idea? >> guest: she didn't trust it would come out. i don't know whether that meant she didn't trust me i was afraid some point i would just have to be busing to kill somebody or something. but i tried -- i gave her a little dictaphone machine for christmas what. i told her that this was the most unusual first leadership and she should try to keep a record of it because most people wouldn't believe the level of council that she has had in the role th
. also stanley greenberg and alex castellanos, part of a panel assessing the obama presidency. and from the jfk library and museum, and nick burns and leslie on terrorism and the clear weapons. at five, hip-hop artist and actor ludicrous on youth mentoring. and later. thanksgiving day on c-span. >> on this vote, the are 60, denise r. 39, three fifths of the senators having voted in the affirmative, the notion is agreed to. without though, the senate visit health care to the floor. starting monday into december, follow the entire debate and how the bill would affect access to medical care. the public option, taxes, abortion, and medicare. life here on c-span 2, the only network that brings you the senate gabble to gavel. >> the oil minister says now is not the time for opec to increase production because the global economy is still weak. he spoke at an event hosted by the u.s. energy association. this is almost 50 minute. >> i'm very worthington executive director of the united date energy association and it's my pleasure to welcome you to our newsmaker with dr. lukman, the minister petr
, i am sorry for obama the purpose then i went on staff. >> host: what is your taebo? >> part of the average team and part of the volunteers and the lesson redrew from the race is that kennedy had extremely serious religion problem and insiders said you will win the race except possibly because of your religion. and he was flex he never encountered the anti-catholicism you find in the united states has far as the bag but was when he surrounded himself was smart people and did a listening tour of off the record leading anti-catholic partisans say you're a democrat you like my policy we will vote against me because of my family because that is confusing to me. he applied tremendous asset personally and in terms of the campaign to work through and develop a strategy, a flexible strategy as the campaign unfolded. the same can be said about president obama. he went into the race with some weaknesses with certain religious groups and the united states. just like some in recent years come he was not afraid to parse the problem to hire people to think through and directly talk to the
in politics, the role of the media, and assessing the obama presidency. also tuesday night, the first state dinner as president obama welcomes indian prime minister singh. later in the week, american icons. three nights of c-span original documentaries beginning with the supreme court, thursday night. >> and now a government and renewable energy leaders talk about the future direction of u.s. energy policy. speakers include jeff bingaman and carol browner, assistant to the president for climate change and former epa administrator. they spoke at the american council on renewable energy's annual policy conference, this is about an hour. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. welcome to the eighth -- can you belief it? -- the eighth, yes, it's the eighth. used to be we would say welcome to the second and the third and how nice it is to come back again. and now time has flown. and we're at the eighth. energy in america national policy conference, and what an honor it is to hold this annual review and think about where we're going in renewable energy in america here in the cannon caucus room.
on the other side of the ogle that last year voters overwhelmingly voted for barack obama to lead changes, to make changes, and one of the changes he campaigned so hard for most changes in the health care system. and just as surely voters elected democrats to majorities, big majorities in the house and senate to do the same thing so it's our responsibility to lead. and that's what we are doing now by bringing this bill to the floor. we are taking another giant step toward fulfilling the mandate, the mandate the people of this country gave to president obama and the democratic party last november to undertake a comprehensive reform of america's health care system. and as this not only the long debate has made clear to the american people but just in eight lead the american people know and understand that the current system is hugely dysfunctional. it's wasteful and abusive. people are aware of the abuse that have become standard practice in the health insurance industry. denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. health insurance dropped because they get sick. other insurance prem
-reid bill establishes -- the obama-reid bill established a new advisory board, an unelected body of 15 experts, who will decide medicare payment policy behind closed doors with minimal congressional input. something that's happening all too often around here. and although the bill says that this anonymous board shall not include any recommendation to ration health care, what else would you call denying coverage for medicare patients based on cost? and that's what this board will do: deny a payment for knee replacements or heart surgery or breakthrough drugs, all to achieve an arbitrary government spending target. i don't know what you call that but i call that rationing, mr. president. also notice that this board will necessarily ration access to health care based on age and disability. its payments policies will only affect the elderly and disabled who receive medicare. what will be a patient's recourse if medicare refuses to pay for an innovative, new therapy that could save or prolong their life? these are the reasons why the "wall street journal" has dubbed this board "the rationin
to making money. and people are back to screaming at obama about health care reform. we've gone very quickly back to where we were beforehand. and so i would think that even without any change in regulation and government behavior that just the fact that there will still be lots of people around and active in financial markets for the next 10 or 15 years will keep it from happening for 10 or 15 years. but after that, i don't know. >> so given -- and you just touch on this, given the increasing number of people who are participating in the financial markets. and the increasing role it has in their savings. and such. can you speak to the role that psychology plays in the markets now? and in particular with the rise of behavioral economist points of view. >> when i first started working on this book, i thought it was the really simple story of the rise and fall of this rational view of how markets work. and it's replacement by behavioral financial -- behavioral economics, the ideas coming more out of psychology. as i got into it, that wasn't what has happened at all. basically, all of these les
as they do that kennedy o'donnell says that this plan in the air which you have to realize obama was afraid that the dallas police are coming. the dallas police are going to surround the plame come aboard the plane, dragged the body off and bring it back and perform an autopsy. so he wants to get this plane in the air. so mchugh, the air force and to the president and responsible for maintaining kennedy fleet goes to the front of the plan and says get this plane in the air. he says i can't because there's going to be a ceremony on board and we are not sure. he eventually mckee finds out lyndon johnson is on the plane and the kennedy people don't know that. they think johnson has taken the other plane he flew in on which was then air force two and is on his way back to washington so the story nicu tells in this oral history which was released, declassified for the first time last year which revealed this book for the first time, this is what he says. he's walking up and down looking for lyndon johnson and can't find him. he's 6 feet four, tough guy to miss. he realizes the only places he has
idea of how to use that. senator obama was responsible for passing legislation that created usaspending.gov and you can go there and check it out. there's a new one for the stimulus package because much of that is contracts, too. where you can track that. that's a step in the right direction. there's lots more work that needs to be done there. i think the obama administration sees this clearly because one of the first things the president did on march 4th, 2009, is issued a presidential memorandum that called for a government wide review of contracting. practices across the agencies. there's an interim report in july and the final report is due any day now. and that's what some of the hearings in the senate tomorrow is about. we'll hopefully be hearing more from the white house on how to move forward. on this issue. but i would just point out to you here that sunlight always challenges the powers that be. so this will be a long struggle. but i think that's where the positive aspects of the privatization of american power give us cause for hope. when we look at foreign policy today as it
going to say alaska is a red state, obviously. before she was picked the obama campaign was planning on making a big push there. it is actually turned less conservative. >> it has always been more bipartisan. this is something that i thought was really interesting. democrats in their issues and the trenches by republicans are in the lower 48. the issues are not as red and blue in alaska as they are in the lower 48. in order to get elected there you have to deeper drilling. >> when she was out on the campaign trail making these really firebrand statements all of that stuff, that list of the people in alaska had never seen before. i think that they didn't like it. the other thing is the cheaper gate issue. we spoke to several people in alaska pace said that the mccain campaign had this trip is what. some journalists actually told us they stopped going to these events because what they were saying was so ridiculous. walter mondale was egregious were guilty of egregious insubordination. he is an honorable guy. a lot of people felt like they were really trashing people. the bitterness of
. >> host: saesht, have you had conversations with your former colleague, president obama, on healthcare or other issues? >> i have not visited with him about the most current healthcare debate. i occasionally run into him. it's been a while since i visited with him. i've not been invited to the white house on this particular issue. it seems to me at least in this case the democrats are trying to do this just on their own. there hasn't been a lot of inclusion of republican or republican ideas as was evident by the fact the deal was written behind closed doors with senator reid and members of the white house staff. i would hope at some point if we are success envelope defeating this, we will turn to a discussion and hopefully a bipartisan one with the administration about things to agree on and find the common ground to drive healthcare costs down. the ironic thing about the proposals before congress is none of them reduce the cost of healthcare. every proposal so far actually increases healthcare cost in this country. when you talk to somebody like the last caller who is worried about he
with presidents, greats. 1999, bill clinton was at verdicts center. last season, president obama made his presence at a bulls game, a game the wizards won and had a visit with abe pollin at half time up in the owner's suite. then just the other day, following the death of abe pollin, president obama saying that michele and i deeply saddenned to hear about the passing of abe. >> steve: michael beasley at the line for miami and as ted leonsis said, there will be a public -- they will allow the public to come and express their feelings to mr. pollin and that will be december 8th, which is actually a week from tuesday. underneath, nice fake by foye and the open jumper good >> phil: dwyane wade one of the league leaders in blocked shots >> steve: boykins working >> phil: that's what you try to dorks keep them off balance, keep them not in a good rhythm. you have to execute the offense and make the pass >> steve: boykins is called for the foul as james jones comes back for miami >> phil: boy doing the same thing on wade. he picks up the foul >> steve: heat beat new orleans and orlando, big win at orland
of these reasons president obama and i understand that we cannot wait any longer to act. president obama has made it clear he is committed to passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation that will create millions of new jobs in secure clean energy sources that are made in america and work for america but in the meantime we are looking for ways that we can start reducing this threat right now. last friday i saw some of you at the white house state briefing that i hosted with lisa jackson the administrator of our environmental protection agency. at that briefings we talked about many of the steps my department is taking in this area for funding research on the health costs of greenhouse gas emissions to investing in committees to help demaris fanta climate related disease, to slashing greenhouse gas emissions and are owned buildings. this is not an afterthought for my department. this is a key part of our broader health strategy. wore and more we understand that health is not something that happens justin doctors' offices. whether you are healthier not depends on what you eat and drink, wha
obama grows? >> first of all, i think we aught to be very careful about wards. war has lots of implications. that are truly wrong in this setting. we have cultural differences. and we should be proud of those differences. that you have people of different backgrounds, you have people of different thoughts. and the idea of having everyone of one culture of one way of thinking, would not be a healthy society. and so it's great that we have diversity of cultures. but we shouldn't be thinking in terms of war. we should be thinking in terms of are respect. >> we'll leave the few minutes of this recording. we'll go live to the national press club. nancy brinker will be talking, she is the founding chairman of the susan g. komen committed to fighting the disease. >> i'd like to thank mr. jackson, who was the chairman of the board. would you stand please, liz thompson, and the vice president of the our global health. and jennifer, president of the komen alliance. i'm proud to serve with everyone today. though all of us wish that we were here, to announce that susan g. komen has foun
well in a letter about the health reform imperative, that president obama read to a joint meeting of congress. this is where senator kennedy reminded us what we face above all is a moral issue, that at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country. this is such a time. it's my hope and belief the senate that i love will once again rise to the occasion. madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. mr. bennet: i would first like to thank the senator from vermont for his excellent remarks in what is, after all, just a vote to get us started on the debate on health care, a procedural vote to allow us to be able to amend and improve the bill in the coming weeks. madam president, virtually every single member of this body in the united states senate is a member of the baby boom generation. as in my view a generation of americans, i was born in the last year of that generation, given more opportunity than any generation of people in the history o
principles. why can't we get the greens, libertarians, and independence to basically demand of obama, as a price of anything in 2010.t. pass the electoral reform act of 2009? >> i'll assume everyone -- >> go-ahead. >> well, i have no problem with that. i think it's a wonderful idea. we just need to, you know, we need the choices, new places. and actually, you know, third parties can anybody candidates to just write cato is trying to do. they're trying to increase the range of political debate. >> good to meet you in person, mr. steele. thank you for coming. i'd like to say it's really -- the minor parties and third parties and independents don't all have obviously the same platform, so they can get together and should get together on removing the systemic barriers to entry, but after that, they will compete for the votes of the american people on their own and from their own ideological perspectives and their various platforms. it's really not their job to fix the entire electoral process. it's all of our jobs as citizens. and i want to make something clear so that we can percolate s
>> i believe as president obama believes that the rule of law should be a cornerstone for our national security policy. given the nature of the conflict when we promote the rule of law, when we promote the american people as a nation of laws, we promote national security. and i think military commission's reform is one example of that. but the rule of law, the work that we do, the work that we do with your support out there is very much consistent with national security, and promote national security given the nation of the conflict we have today. so that is sort of my daily reason for getting up in the morning and doing what we do. and i look forward to your questions. thank you. >> at this point would have exactly 60 minutes left for discussion. i appreciate you sticking to the guidelines. the first question i would ask, there seems to be a theme across the presentation that deal with the constant sharing of information which usually reflects, thanks david for coming, the theme is that the problems that we confront have a horizontal like nature whether it is terrorism or cyb
. there was an announcement by president obama, part of that can be evolve to small towns because ellis has a lot of veterans and you can think of imaginative ways to train, retrain these young men men women to be at least able and available for some of the opportunity we have. third thing that can happen at the level of small towns that is in vogue but is a wonderful opportunity for us. we hear a lot about the economy. we hear a lot about sustainable agriculture. these are two things that by their very nature need to be decentralized. you can't have your green he economy in the big city. you can't just have wind turbines in philadelphia. it won't work. maybe there's a lot of hot air that can power them but in reality your wind turbines need to be on the playing field off the coast. they need to be at or near small towns. this can be ground zero for rolling out the green economy of sustainable agriculture. we need to rethink the way we produce food. big mass production of food, that day is almost over. we, as a matter of our own health and well-being, need to do things different. on the law, i lived here for
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